How would you prepared to take care of your family? What are your gifts and abilities?
Here is my list.
I know how to sew by hand and could possibly be able to recreate clothes if I had the original handy.
I know how to spin fibers with a drop spindle, knit with fibers and weave with fibers.
|Seedlings from several years ago|
I know how to garden and have enough seeds to feed an army (I love trying new seeds and since I have such a small garden I never use a whole packet so I have lots of left overs)
I have a knowledge of human behavior (good old masters degree in psych) so I have a usable trade that does not need electricity.
I know how to ride a horse (Non of the cars will work either)
I do know how to shoot even though I do not allow guns in my home (this would change if this happened for hunting purposes)
I know how to wash clothes by hand and how to make soap.
I know how to make bread and have saved plans of how to make an outside bread oven in my stockpiles of Mother Earth News.
I have the book knowledge of how to slaughter animals humanly even if I have a hard time thinking about having to kill an animal but if I had to feed my family I would want it not to suffer and know how to work the animal.
I know CPR and could take care of basic wounds and after all of my reading I would maybe be a decent assistant at a birth.
I know how to make fire with sticks and stones.
I know how to grind wheat.
This post is not meant to make any body stress about their ignorance but to take a working inventory of their survival skills and are you able to give yourself a compliment on your own abilities? Since I have taken stock of my abilities the thought of not having electricity does not bother me too much. I would miss friends and family in other countries because there would be photos and messages instantly but there would be snail mail.
What would you miss the most?